The Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Patricia Obo-Nai, has said the telecom giant is going to stop the upfront deduction of the communication tax from November 26.
She added that subscribers will receive the exact amount of airtime they purchase. The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has announced that telcos would revert the way they currently deduct the communication tax. It comes after the Ministry of Communications mounted pressure on them for going against the government’s directives.
This means the telcos will go back to the normal way but prices of their packages may be increased. This is to accommodate the 9% communication tax.
“When you see a price increase on any product, it will not be because of the telecoms wants to address inflation, or operational cost, it is just tax we are collecting,” CEO Obo-Nai revealed.